Fonds ANW 24 - Archdeaconry of Norwich: Marriage Licence Bonds and Affidavits

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ANW 24


Archdeaconry of Norwich: Marriage Licence Bonds and Affidavits


  • 1660-1915 (Creation)

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143 pieces

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In the Diocese of Norwich. Until 1894 the Archdeaconry of Norwich comprised the Deaneries of Blofield, Breccles, Brisley, Flegg (including Gt Yarmouth), Holt, Ingworth, Lynn (including King’s Lynn), Lynn Marshland, Norwich, Sparham, Taverham, Thetford, Toftrees and Walsingham. In 1894 the boundaries were re-drawn and the Archdeaconry of Lynn was created, the Archdeaconry of Norwich thereafter comprised Blofield, Flegg, Holt, Ingworth, Norwich, Repps, Sparham, Taverham and Waxham.

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From 1823 affidavits (also called allegations) only. Filed according to the date at which they were returned to the Archdeacon, not the date issued. Affidavits continued to be returned in this Archdeaconry until 1915, the last commissary dying in 1922. The bundles mostly represent broken files or parts of files. New style dates used in catalogue.

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Missing on transfer: ANW 24/6/260, 330-339, ANW 24/9/110-119, ANW 24/10/71, ANW 24/13/286, ANW 24/33/152-155, ANW/24/41/160, ANW 24/58/9, ANW 24/70/20, ANW/24/79/91/99.. Number not used: ANW 24/54.

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Indexed in the online catalogue, 1712-1915, by Norfolk Record Office volunteers. Other indexes: 1715-1734, compiled by Tim Hawes, volume available in NRO searchroom; 'Norwich Archdeaconry Marriage Licence Bonds, 1813-1837', compiled by Christine Hood, in 'Norfolk Genealogy', volume 23.

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All available on microfiche.

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For registers of marriage licences granted 1590-1609, 1624-1626 and 1632-1637, see ANW 22/2-4. See also ANW 22/9, ANW 25/1-8 and ANW 26/1-9. An unidentified index dated 1705 in ANF 12/3 may relate to a lost file of Norwich Archdeaconry bonds.

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